Connect to Build 2017

18 July 2017


Connect to Build is a unique networking event for experienced engineers and professionals in the construction industry. The event is a perfect mix of information exchange, fun and action. The place to be for engineers and professionals wanting to advance their careers.

The first Connect to Build event was held in Blankenberge in October 2016. This year, interested persons gathered in Antwerp on 6 May. Organizing partners from the BESIX Group were BESIX, West Construct and Vanhout. With around 50 participants, the event was a success!

On the bill

We started with the topical subject of ‘The impact of drone engineering applied to complex construction projects’ presented by BESIX Drone Engineer Milan Reniers. Following this, Kurt Tuerlinckx, Environmental Communications Advisor at the Antwerp Ports Authority, spoke about the ‘Master Plan 2020-2030’ which addresses infrastructure and architectural challenges inside the port. Our BESIX experts also brought presentations on various topics, among them: LEAN Management at the Beatrix Lock PPP project, an information session on BESIX’ Parktoren project and its impact on Antwerp, and the Innovation & Engineering platform. Our guests also learned more about BIM (Building Information Modelling), Infranea – Virtual Reality, civil and marine works, and BESIX’s ‘Unleash’ innovation platform. Participants could also get information at the BESIX, West Construct and Vanhout stands.

Building bridges

During the networking process, we also made new contacts that represent added value to BESIX as a company. A good example is the BIM department: many participants registered for the event out of an interest in BIM Engineering and their desire to ask our experts questions face to face.







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